Reopening Monday Jan 31

As previously announced, the Thornhill Community Centre will reopen on Monday January 31, allowing TSC programs to resume within the building.  See our schedule for a list of daily activities.  Please note that due to instructor availability, Wellness will resume on February 7 and Tai Chi will resume on Feb 17.  
Space capacities, screening at the door & safety protocols will be the same as before the closure.  Remember that a QR code is now required on your proof of vaccine and plan to arrive 10 mins early to get through the screening process.  To save time, complete the COVID screening form prior to entry.  You can also complete the form once inside the building using community centre devices.  Staff will be available to assist you if required.
The Seniors Centre space, including front desk, lounge and cafe will remain closed until further notice.
See the new dates of our Pre-Registered Winter Programs below.  Note: There will be no programs the week of Mar 14-18th while the halls are used for March Break camps.  Our programs are also canceled on Monday Feb 21 for Family Day and on Good Friday, April 15. 
Zumba Gold
Mondays 11:15-12:15  Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 21, 28 & Apr 4 (8 weeks)
Thursdays 11:30-12:30  Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 24, 31, Apr 7 &14 (10 weeks)
Watercolour
Mondays 1:00-3:00  Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 21, 28 & Apr 4 (8 weeks)
Yoga
Tuesdays 9:30-10:45 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 22, 29, Apr 5 & 12 (10 weeks)
Fridays 10:45-12:00 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 25, Apr 1, 8 & 22 (10 weeks)
Chair Yoga
Tuesdays 11:15-12:15 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 22, 29, Apr 5 & 12 (10 weeks)
Line Dance (Beginner)  
Tuesdays 2:15-3:15  Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 22, 29, Apr 5 & 12 (10 weeks)
Tai Chi (delayed start date)
Thursdays 10:00-11:00  Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 (10 weeks)
Bridge Lessons
Thursdays 9:30-11:30  Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24 (8 weeks)  Located in Seniors Rooms 1&2 and therefore not affected by March Break camps.
If you are not already registered and are interested in joining a pre-registered program, please email cpetrowtsc@gmail.com
Kindly share this information with fellow members who may not have access to the internet.
We look forward to seeing you again next week!

Reopening January 31st

Good news!  The City of Markham will begin easing COVID-19 restrictions as of January 31st.  This includes the reopening of the Thornhill Community Centre and the return of TSC programs and activities.  We will post more information early next week after we confirm a few details.  Stay tuned and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Walk in Vaccines Available

We have been advised that the COVID-19 Immunization Clinic at the Aaniin Community Centre has significant availability for WALK IN appointments today until 6:30 p.m. tonight.  Availability is for 1st, 2nd and 3rd doses.  For those 30 and older, Moderna is available and for those under 30, Pfizer is available.
Please feel free to drop in at the clinic and share this information with your family and friends. The Aaniin Community Centre is located at 5665 14th Avenue, Markham.

Temporary Closure Announced

Due to new Provincial regulations, the City of Markham has announced that the Thornhill Community Centre and Library will temporarily close on Wednesday January 5th for a period of at least 21 days – until Jan 26th.  No TSC programs will be offered during this time.

We have postponed the start dates of our pre-registered Winter programs until after the reopening.  These include Zumba Gold, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Watercolour, Beginner Line Dance, Bridge Lessons and Wellness.  Start dates will be communicated closer to reopening.

Please share this information with fellow members and stay tuned for further updates.

No Yoga or Line Dance Today

Later today, the City of Markham will announce the status of Winter Programs based on new government COVID-19 restrictions which will take effect tomorrow. We will post the information to the website as soon as it becomes available.

For now we have decided to delay the start of our Yoga, Chair Yoga and Beginner Line Dance Sessions, which were scheduled to begin today. All participants have been contacted by phone or email and informed of this change. We will communicate the new start date once we have more information from the City.

All drop-in programs that were scheduled for today – Snooker, Table Tennis, Pickleball and MahJong, will continue to run, so please drop by and enjoy as you may not be back for a while. Don’t forget your proof of vaccine with QR Code.

We will update you later today on the status of the remainder of our Winter programs. Please stay tuned and kindly share the info with fellow members who may not have access to the internet and encourage those who do to follow our blog by email.

TSC Winter Programs Update

Many of you have heard today’s announcment by the Ontario Government regarding the implementation of new COVID-19 restrictions.  We are waiting to hear from the City of Markham as to if/how this will affect TSC’s Winter Programs which are scheduled to begin tomorrow.

We will post new information to the website as soon as it is made available.  Please stay tuned for update.

QR Codes Required

Starting next week, only vaccine certificates with QR codes will be accepted for entry into the Thornhill Community Centre.

If you haven’t already, click here to get your enhanced vacciniation certificate with official QR code.

City of Markham Program Update

With the current state of the pandemic, we’ve received several Member enquires regarding the status of our scheduled Winter programs.

At this time, City of Markham recreation facilities remain open and TSC programs are scheduled to begin in January as planned.  

The City will continue to monitor the situation and any changes will be posted to our website.

Stay well everyone, and hope to see you again in the New Year.